Danegeld definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English ; from Old Norse an unverified form Danagiald ; from Dana, genitive plural of Danr, Dane plush gjald, payment, penalty, akin to Old English gieldan: see yield
Danegeld definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English : Dane, genitive pl. of Dan, Dane; see Dane + geld, tribute (from Old English geld, gield, payment).